Through creativity, collaboration and inclusion we seek and solve problems to improve life on earth.
Our researchers think differently and engage widely. We work in partnership with non-profit, public sector and corporate organisations to create new solutions to old and emerging problems.
Find out more about our research impact over the last few years through this series of stories highlighting the rich diversity of approaches and achievements among ADA researchers.
A language revitalisation partnership will develop community language resources and best-practice recommendations for language acquisition within Aboriginal contexts.
A participatory research project is developing more equitable forest management policies and practices with local communities in Nepal.
A UNSW partnership with the University of Sydney and Regional NSW is delivering smart digital resources for regional councils as part of the Smart Places Acceleration Program.
3D printing processes and building materials can create more sustainable construction in environments as diverse as outback Australia and outer space.
A book on exhibition practices by leading artists and curators from Australia and Canada promotes the power of objects to reframe knowledge.
An exhibition project provides valuable insights into how we interact with and understand our personal health data.
A radical Indigenous festival draws together the Ancestral and the now in a vital celebration of ceremony, ritual and dance performance.
A next-generation planning toolkit allows urban planners and policymakers to explore the effect of new infrastructure and changes to planning controls on surrounding property values.
Addressing the over-representation of parental offenders in child sexual abuse is vital to primary prevention and survivor support.
Building materials that reflect rather than absorb solar energy can reduce peak temperatures in our cities by up to four degrees.
With culture at its heart, First Peoples’ creative practice can transform communities.
Systemic reform for housing policy in Australia is still needed despite innovative emergency responses during the pandemic.
Computational design can identify greater efficiencies across the built environment, enabling us to build smarter, more sustainable cities.
An experimental artist-focused research collaboration will identify best practice for engaging with choreographic works in museum and gallery spaces.
A platform that simplifies the coding for sound installations has the potential to broaden their use and enhance their complexity.
A project engaging regional art museums explores how we can transform our museum’s relationship to non-Anglo and culturally and linguistically diverse art communities.
Prioritising literacy is a fundamental first step towards addressing equity issues in higher education.
Inclusive decision-making that consults local communities is key to making informed choices on environmental issues, such as water security.
Art meets mental health in an immersive art project co-designed with people with lived experience of trauma from regional, rural and remote areas.
A partnership between World Vision and UNSW engages with local Indigenous communities to address a critical knowledge gap around First Nations people and culture.
A study using short online videos of people living with blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections demonstrates a promising reduction of stigma in the short term.
A virtual reality game featuring a dog offers a non-pharmacological complement to opioid interventions in acute pain management.
The lean startup method teaches you to embrace failure to fast-track radical change, whatever your agenda.
Localised data on alcohol-related harm and licensed outlets will help decisions on new liquor licences maintain a health focus.
A training program for youth justice officers that develops interpersonal and behaviour management skills has improved safety and culture at its trial sites.
An Aboriginal-led research project is developing greater understanding of the complex challenges Aboriginal families face reunifying with children removed to out-of-home care.
G20 countries have a moral responsibility to protect women migrants working in the garment and domestic sectors, says international research consortium.
A new AI-driven immersive visualisation system will help us to address the new generation of extreme fires caused by global warming.
Valuable insights can be gained from analysing our history of internal border closures for infectious disease management.
Inclusive research with people with intellectual disabilities and on the autism spectrum supports self-determination and improves education and health outcomes.
A new computational analysis tool combined with spatial analysis will optimise aged care design to make it more fit-for-purpose for people living with dementia.
Discarded fashion and textile items can be repaired, refurbished and remanufactured to improve sustainability and generate revenue for charity organisations.
Interpreters and judicial officers must collectively work for optimal communication to ensure non-English speakers have equitable access to justice.
Locally led approaches to disaster recovery can promote long-term gains for Pacific Island communities.
A partnership between UNSW’s Gendered Violence Research Network and Commonwealth Bank is raising awareness around groups at greater risk of economic and financial abuse.
Social robotics can make social life more accessible to a greater diversity of people.
Engaging communities on water quality testing and stormwater management promotes cultural ownership and investment in sustainable water practices.
A major research project is unearthing new insights into the interrelationship between teaching approaches, student motivation and engagement, biopsychology and educational outcomes in science-learning.
A partnership between academic, community and government experts will provide new knowledge of HIV-related behaviour for under-researched groups.
An oral history series documenting the experiences of ten Aboriginal Elders will contribute Aboriginal voices and perspectives to primary education.
Qualitative research into Long Covid will help us better understand its impact on human bodies, health care and social worlds.